Epilepsy Action Cymru
Amdanom niEpilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.
Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age and from any walk of life, and globally over 50 million people have the condition. Epilepsy Action is here to support people every step of the way through living with the condition.
Gwybodaeth arallWe exist to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. To do this we must ensure that all people with epilepsy have specialist healthcare and treatment for their condition and can lead their lives free of stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
We provide advice and information, online, in print and directly through the Epilepsy Helpline. We also offer e-learning – with tips for living with epilepsy, as well as videos and interactive quizzes. Our UK wide network of groups is growing all the time and gives people a great chance to share experiences and support each other. Our online forum has members around the world, all supporting each other, alongside our Facebook page.
We publish the number one paper and online epilepsy magazine Epilepsy Today for our members and on Kindle, featuring the latest news and a broad range of articles. We also publish Europe’s only epilepsy magazine for health professionals, Epilepsy Professional, and Seizure, the European Journal for Epilepsy.
Our campaigns to improve epilepsy healthcare and services, locally, UK-wide and internationally. The Sapphire Nurse scheme, funds epilepsy specialist nurses. Also find out more about the non-laboratory research into epilepsy which we fund.
As a charity we have to fund all of our work, so we run a variety of events and opportunities to meet people, have fun, challenge yourself and raise money. We also work with individual businesses. We could not do our work without our wonderful members and volunteers and we offer a large variety of volunteering opportunities